DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(112920)-OPD INVESTIGATE FATAL CRASH IN NORTH CENTRAL ODESSA

Odessa, Texas/November 29, 2020-On Saturday, November 28TH at approximately 12:49am, Odessa Police responded to 38th Street and Melody Lane in north central Odessa, in reference to a major crash involving one vehicle. A 2011 GMC Sierra, operated by Javier Ortiz Jr., 21 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound on 38th Street and lost control before striking a telephone pole and tree. Ortiz was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin were notified. Javier Ortiz, Jr., had not been wearing a seatbelt. The investigation continues. This is DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(112720)-GERMBLAST DISINFECTING ECISD SCHOOLS

ODESSA, TEXAS/NOVEMBER 27, 2020-ECTOR COUNTY ISD HAS PARTNERED WITH GERMBLASH TO HELP REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF ILLNESSES AND INFECTIONS IN THE SCHOOLS WITHIN THE DISTRICT. GERMBLAST WILL COMING TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE TIMES A YEAR PROVIDING THIS IMPORTANT SERVICE AS WELL AS EDUCATING ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND STAFF ON IMPLEMENTING A CHANGE IN BEHAVIORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. (CHRISTY HAYNES) ALL THE DISENFECANTS USED BY GERMBLASH ARE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND ARE EPA APPROVED. THE DISINFECTANTS REDUCE CORONA VIRUS AND BACTERIAS ON SURFACES AS WELL AS MOLD AND MILDEW WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL BUILDING. (CHRISTY HAYNES) ONCE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN TREATED AND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACE COVERINGS ARE STILL NECESSARY. CHRISTY HAYNES) STUDENTS CAN LEARN PROPER HAND HYGENE TECHNIQUES THOUGH EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS AND MATERIALS PROVIDED BY GERMBLAST. (CHRISTY HAYNES) THERE ARE THREE TO FOUR GERMBLAST TEAMS OF 2O TO 25 TECHNICIANS CURRENTLY WORKING FROM EARLY MORNING TO LATE NIGHT DISFENFECTING ECISD SCHOOL. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(112420)-MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL REJECT LOCAL MASK MANDATE

MIDLAND, TEXAS/NOVEMBER 24, 2020-THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL HELD A SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD ON ITEMS REGARDING A LOCAL MASK MANDATE AND ENFORCEMENT OF A MASK MANDATE. PRIOR TO THE SPECIAL MEETING, SEVERAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, AND OTHERS PROTESTED OUTSIDE OF MIDLAND CITY HALL AGAINST BUSINESSES POSTING NOTICES THAT “FACE COVERING MUST BE WORN” AND TO REQUIRE INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR FACE MASKS PROVIDING FOR A MAXIMUM PENALTY OR FINE OF $500 DOLLARS FOR A VIOLATION OF THE NOTICE POSTING REQUIREMENT. (JENNY CUDD, MIDLANDER/BUSINESS OWNER) (VASTI LOREDO, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER) THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOULTION APPROVING A GRANT OF FUNDS TO THE MIDLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,376, 572.00 DOLLARS FOR PROJECTS RELATED TO COVID-19. (DR. LAWRENCE WILSON, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER/V.P. MEDICAL CARES-MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WANT THE CITY COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO HELP THEM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. ONE PERSON SPOKE AGAINST PROVIDING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS COMING IN TO MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FROM OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND AREA. (MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING) (DR. LAWRENCE WILSON, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER/V.P. MEDICAL CARES-MIDLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) VARIOUS VERSIONS OF THE LOCAL MASK MANDATES AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MANDATES BY THE MIDLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT FAILED. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WERE PLEASED THAT THE MANDATES DID NOT PASS. HOWEVER, OTHER ATTEMPS OF A MASK MANDATE BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE COUNCIL AT A FUTURE TIME. (MICHAEL TROST, MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL-AT LARGE) (JACK LADD, MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL-DISTRICT 3) (MAYOR PATRICK PAYTON, CITY OF MIDLAND, TEXAS) THE MIDLAND CITY COUNCIL DID APPROVE THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER REQUIRING INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR A FACE COVERING, AND BUSINESS OWNERS AND OPERATORS POSTING SIGNS STATING THAT WEARING A FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED WHEN INSIDE THE BUSINESS. (MAYOR PATRICK PAYTON, CITY OF MIDLAND, TEXAS) FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(112220A)-MCSO & MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN SERVE THANKSGIVING MEAL

MIDLAND, TEXAS/NOVEMBER 22, 2020-THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PARTICIPATED WITH THE MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN MINISTRY TO HELP SERVE A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING LUNCH TO THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY. SINGLES AND FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ENJOYED A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MEAL. (NANCY IVY, MANAGER/OWNER-MIDLAND SOUP KITCHEN) DURING THIS SPECIAL THANKSGIVING LUNCH, SHERIFF DAVID CRINER, DETECTIVES, INVESTIGATORS AND STAFF DONATED THEIR TIME TO SERVE ANDHELP BRING JOY TO THOSE THAT CAME TO THE SPECIAL LUNCH. (SHERIFF DAVID CRINER, MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) THOSE THAT ATTENDED THE SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EVENT, SAID THEY WERE VERY HAPPY TO SEE THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ENGAGE WITH RESIDENTS DURING THIS SPECIAL TIME. (EMILY RODRIGUEZ, MIDLAND RESIDENT) THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GAVE STUFFED ANIMALS TO CHILDREN THAT ATTENDED THE EVENT WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND RECEIVED OTHER GOODIES. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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